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North to Alaska

Last August, my wife, Carolyn, and I boarded the 594-foot Tahitian Princess in Vancouver, British Columbia, for a two-week cruise to Southeast Alaska and Kodiak Island.

We took shore excursions in each port of call from Ketchikan to Kodiak Island. Besides the rugged, beautiful scenery, we saw orcas … more »

This issue:

Prevent ethanol engine damage

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is currently considering a Clean Air Act waiver that would raise the allowable ethanol content of … more »

Safer on the water

After helping a fraternity brother commission his father’s 44-foot ketch my sophomore year of college, I knew boating would be part of my life … more »

Help keep America safe

During his keynote address at the USPS Governing Board meeting on 12 Sept., U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Mark Rizzo urged USPS members to … more »

Get charting news in your inbox

OceanGrafix, USPS partner and NOAA print-on-demand nautical chart supplier, has launched a free monthly e-newsletter for recreational mariners. OG News delivers information on sailing, charting, NOAA, navigation, chart updates and more. Sign up here. announces webinars

As part of its continued commitment to USPS, introduces webinars, webcast seminars viewable by up to 1,000 participants anywhere in the United States. Initially presented to teach members how to get the most of the site, the webinars allow members of your … more »

Learn to be a lifesaver

During the 2010 Annual Meeting at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, attendees can take a CPR and AED certification course on Friday, 5 Feb., starting at 1230. The 4½-hour course costs $40 per person. Fill out the registration form and mail your check today!